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The Double Agent Who Infiltrated Al Qaeda - Newsweek and The Daily Beast

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Saturday, February 16, 2013
Category: World

From www.thedailybeast.com

Even Obama knew the name of the Danish double agent who never got his due for helping lead U.S. drones to Anwar al-Awlaki. Now he′s telling his own story.

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Northern lights The Economist

Friday, February 8, 2013
Category: World

From www.economist.com

Sweden has also donned the golden straitjacket of fiscal orthodoxy with its pledge to produce a fiscal surplus over the economic cycle. Its public debt fell from 70% of GDP in 1993 to 37% in 2010, and its budget moved from an 11% deficit to a surplus of 0.

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BBC - Blogs - Adam Curtis - PARADIABOLICAL

Friday, February 8, 2013
Category: World

From www.bbc.co.uk

The ghosts of what happened in Algeria and Somalia 20 years ago and what they tell us about today

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Why Times Square Needs a McWorld The Awl

Monday, February 4, 2013
Category: World

From www.theawl.com

The central attraction of the ground floor level is a huge mega-menu that lists every item from every McDonald′s in the world, because this McDonald′s serves ALL of them.

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Saudi Arabia’s morality police: Who’s a dinosaur? The Economist

Monday, January 28, 2013
Category: World

From www.economist.com

A lady in Dammam, the hub of the oil industry on the kingdom’s Gulf coast, tweeted a complaint from a local shopping mall. Agents of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, she said, were causing an unpleasant scene.

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Japan-China Crisis Is A Huge Geopolitical Problem - Business Insider

Saturday, January 26, 2013
Category: World

From www.businessinsider.com

The big problem is that the relationship, the balance of power between these two countries, has changed and is changing dramatically—and really, very strongly not in Japan’s favor. From a security perspective, a political perspective, an economic perspective, this is just creating big, big problems for the Japanese.

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R. James Breiding: The Unbearable Vanity of Davos - WSJ.com

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Friday, January 25, 2013
Category: World

From online.wsj.com

By hosting the flagship annual meeting in Davos, WEF also gets a logistical leg-up from Swiss national pride. Where else would you find 4,000 troops to guard 2,000 guests, enabling the latter to roam the streets without fear of terrorists, kidnappers and paparazzi? During the event, more than 100 private jets park at Zurich airport, while others are diverted to St.

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Disastrous relief for Haiti Ian Birrell Comment is free The Guardian

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Category: World

From www.guardian.co.uk

From the start of relief efforts in 2010 there was chaos, with hundreds of aid groups from all over the world flooding in. There had to be dozens of co-ordinating meetings each week, invariably held in English rather than French or Creole, underlining the exclusion of Haitians from the rebuilding of their own country.

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Agence Global-Article

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Category: World

From www.agenceglobal.com

Global powers continue to adjust to the changing conditions in the region, more and more often responding to new realities shaped by Arab populist activism. The United States, Russia and China wage proxy battles in the Arab world, but usually playing supporting, rather than leading, roles.

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China is the elephant in the situation room Ian Bremmer

Sunday, December 30, 2012
Category: World

From blogs.reuters.com

Think about the Soviet Union in 1991. Then remember that China is on pace to become the world’s largest economy. In other words, there are a wide range of possible events in China that would have a starkly different — and enormous — impact on what the world looks like in 2030.

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